Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, i think it will be a... good thing for the state of maryland. >> keeping the educational dramatic on the books could help boost the state's economy according to a report just out. the dramatic could -- dream act arrogance to attend college. the report estimates over time the dramatic could have $66 million to state coffers. >> these are estimates based on the assumption that 4500 brenman students to give marriage of -- take advantage of education. all across the state, local supporters have been trying to convince maryland voters to keep the law on the books. if that happens, high-school graduates who live in the state could pay in state tuition. >> if you have lived here in yoyour whole life you should get help from the state to be educated. >> they finished a policy brief. they said it shows the financial benefits of passing the dream act. >> no matter what assumptions we make, the results are that the benefits will greatly outweigh the costs. >> part of their assumption is this is an investment to increase the lifetime earnings of those who benefit. through jobs in tax revenue.
Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
fertile. >> in tonight's education alert, a state audit just out gives the baltimore city school system a failing grade for bookkeeping. it reveals a pattern of overtime and overpayment to employees and contractors. >> the mayor has called on the school and the school board members to fix the problem. tim tooten joins us. where is the problem? >> there are no easy answers for a school system that is already- strapped. this audit comes as no surprise. school officials do agree there is lots of room for improvement. the audit covers years 2009 and 2010. and appears the but stopped at central office -- the buck stopped at central office. in one case, an employee was given a leave payment, twice. >> when we looked at over time, we saw a number of discrepanc ies where payments being made could not be supported by the record and supervisors could not explain why it there were those discrepancies. >> and the school system has done a poor job of that collection. they found that the district was owed more than $4 million for accounts past due more than 60 days. >> they have to establish b